Cedars-Sinai Postdoctoral Scientist - Posadas Lab in Los Angeles, California

Working independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigator and other Research Scientist, the Research Fellow will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period. May develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols. Analyzes and interprets data. May assist in preparation of grant proposals. Participates in publications and presentations as author or co-author. Not responsible for generating grant funds.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

May assist in preparation of grant proposals but is not responsible for generating grant funds.

May participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author.

Designs and performs experiments. Will keep appropriate experimental records and documentation and analyze the results with the Principal Investigator.

May develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols.

Analyzes, interprets, summarizes and compiles data.

Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period.

Operates and maintains equipment and instruments.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Education:

Doctorate (MD, PhD, VMD, or DDS) in area directly related to field of research specialization.

Certification/License:

Will need complete IRB training.

WORK EXPERIENCE PREFERENCES:

Must have experience with nano-velcro assay

Experience:

Works independently on research projects designed by a mentor (typically the Pl) within area of specialization. Acquires thorough technical and theoretical knowledge of research project and objectives during one to five (1-5) year post-doctoral appointment. Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection, and analysis and operation and maintenance of specialized equipment. Knowledge of safety standards and maintenance of specialized equipment.DEPARTMENT AND/OR UNIT SPECIFIC – ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

The postdoctoral scientist will work jointly with the Pl, Dr. Edwin Posadas, and his collaborator, Professor Hsian-Rong Tseng (UCLA) to characterize the use of circulating tumor cell (CTC)oriented technologies to gain insight into malignant processes. This work will encompass development of clinical and laboratory protocols for collection and analysis of biospecimens, analysis of CTCs and CTC-derived datasets, facilitating collaborations with the Pl and other investigators for larger CTC-based projects.

Physical Requirements (physical abilities essential to perform the job)

Able to perform moderate lifting. Able to sit, stand, and walk for prolonged periods of time. Able to operate standard office equipment. Able to exercise physical ability and perspective acuity to satisfactorily perform essential job functions.

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.